Project Description


13 – 20 August 2022 (7 NIGHTS)
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In August 2022, Grant or Helena Atkinson (one or both) will lead a private group of photographers to Mashatu in eastern Botswana. Mashatu is part of the greater Tuli Game Reserve.  This area is well known for having a high density of elephants.  Predators that we might encounter here include lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyaena as well as black-backed jackal.  Mashatu is a private game reserve, and limited off-road driving is possible which enhances photographic opportunities.  The terrain at Mashatu is a mix of hills, dry riverbeds, rocky outcrops and some low-lying land besides the rivers, making for diverse photo opportunities.

As well as game drives, we have incorporated four sessions in the renowned Photo-Mashatu ground-level waterhole hide into our itinerary.

We will base ourselves out of Mashatu Main camp where the rooms are spacious and comfortable, with lots of electrical charging points and air-conditioning.  Outside of game drive and hide activities, there will be the option of editing/critiquing images and technique with Grant or Helena.

This photo safari is booked for a maximum group size of three people along with one photographic leader.  Depending upon how many people sign up, we may add a second departure.

View Detailed Itinerary
  • 7 Days of game drives in the private Mashatu Game Reserve
  • 4 Exclusive photographic hide sessions
  • Expert local guides to help us find the animals and share knowledge about the wildlife and areas


  • Maximum participants is 3 (but the trip will run with 1 leader and a minimum of 2 participants)
  • Each participant has their own row in the vehicle
  • Off-road driving is allowed for better photographic positioning
  • The vehicles are Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 vehicles, with three rows of seats
  • Extra luggage allowances to accommodate the special needs of our photographic equipment
  • 4 Hide sessions
  • Expert local guides


  • Accommodation at Mashatu Lodge
  • All meals and local drinks included.
  • Conservation Levy included.
  • Return flight from Lanseria Airport to Limpopo Valley Airfield
  • Cost: US$ 14 030.00 per person sharing
  • Single supplement of US$ 2 600.00, maximum 2 single spots available